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Debut albums rarely come as ambitious as the Manic Street Preachers' Generation Terrorists. Released in England as a double album (it was trimmed to the length of a single record in America), the album teemed with slogans, political rhetoric, and scarily inarticulate angst. Since the Manics deliver these charged lyrics as heavy guitar-rockers, the music doesn't always hit quite as forcefully as intended. The relatively polished production and big guitar sound occasionally sell the music short, especially the lesser songs, yet the Manics' passion is undeniable, even on the weaker cuts. While the album is loaded with a little bit too much unrealized material in retrospect, its best moments — the fiery "Slash N' Burn," "Little Baby Nothing," the incendiary "Stay Beautiful," the sardonic "You Love Us," and the haunting "Motorcycle Emptiness" — capture the Manics in all their raging glory.
Formed: 1991 in Blackwood, Caerphilly, Wales
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Manic Street Preachers
||This Is the Day||This Is the Day - Single||3:37||0,69 €||View In iTunes|
||Motorcycle Emptiness||National Treasures (The Complete Singles)||6:06||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||We Were Never Told||This Is the Day - Single||3:20||0,69 €||View In iTunes|
||(It's Not War) Just the End of Love||National Treasures (The Complete Singles)||3:28||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Your Love Alone Is Not Enough (feat. Nina Persson)||Your Love Alone - Single||3:55||0,69 €||View In iTunes|
||Motorcycle Emptiness||Generation Terrorists||6:05||0,69 €||View In iTunes|
||Rewind the Film (feat. Richard Hawley)||Rewind the Film||6:36||0,69 €||View In iTunes|
||Show Me the Wonder||Rewind the Film||3:18||0,69 €||View In iTunes|
||This Is the Day||National Treasures - The Complete Singles||3:39||0,69 €||View In iTunes|
||This Is the Day||National Treasures (The Complete Singles)||3:38||0,99 €||View In iTunes|